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Re: WD_QUIRK_FORCE_LBA48 (Manuel Bouyer) writes:

>There are ATA-5 drives reporting LBA48 supports. LBA48 showed up before
>ATA-6 was out (like much features in ATA world, in fact).

I think it is bogus to rely on ATA-5 specifics (LBA28 is up to 2^28)
for devices that do not follow that standard by extending it.

Making the decision on the LBA48 capability is more likely to
succeed. In particular, because this can only fail for a
very rare condition and only for the last two sectors.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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